Chinatown: In Search of XLBs at Mandarin Chateau

  Located in a lonely plaza in Chinatown, Mandarin Chateau could be called a hidden gem. It’s open late night(ish) and is relatively different enough to seek out in Chinatown. Most of the… Continue reading

West Hollywood: Return to Connie & Ted’s

  My friend and I were jonesing for a seafood fest so we headed to Connie & Ted’s. I had not been since they opened. I’m glad to see it’s still going strong.… Continue reading

Pasadena: Cocktails and Burgers at La Grande Orange

I recently went to La Grande Orange for a friend’s birthday. I hadn’t been in years but she loves their kale salad. We ate in the bar so I had a chance to… Continue reading

DTLA: The Reuben at Casey’s Irish Pub

Casey’s in Downtown Los Angeles is probably best known for their St. Patrick’s day activities but it’s also a good place to go for classic pub grub like fish and chips. I also… Continue reading

Glendale: Sushi and More at Ichiban

  Sometimes I have to keep in mind a review site’s average of 4 stars doesn’t translate to actual 4 stars. Or rather, I should take into consideration some things such as the… Continue reading

Ugly Drum’s Pastrami Project Tour at Mendocino Farms

      Last month I had a chance to try the Ugly Drum pastrami as part of their pop-up at Mendocino Farms. Now everyone will have a chance at this fantastic pastrami.… Continue reading

DTLA: EightyTwo Bar and Arcade Now Open

  EightyTwo barcade is now open in Downtown Los Angeles in the Arts District. It borders Little Tokyo at 3rd and Alameda. EightyTwo features two rooms of games including one just for pinball.… Continue reading

Koreatown: Getting Beefy with Piedmontese Beef at Star King BBQ

  Korean BBQ in LA just went next level. Star King BBQ introduced Piedmontese beef about a year ago but only recently brought in the tomahawk cut. The huge steak feeds four or… Continue reading

DTLA: City Tavern at 7th & Figueroa Now Open

City Tavern located at 7th + Fig in Downtown Los Angeles is now open. Much like its Culver City sibling, City Tavern serves up a menu of gastropub nosh, craft beer and cocktails… Continue reading

Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America Convention in Las Vegas, April 8-10

The 71st Annual Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) Convention and Exposition heads to Las Vegas April 8-10. I attended last year in Orlando and am very excited to check out the… Continue reading